Leah Shelene Asaram is an accomplished professional with an honors degree in Film and TV from the University of the Witwatersrand, where she specialized in screenwriting and advanced English. With a passion for storytelling and creative expression, Leah has seamlessly blended her academic background with her professional pursuits. Her influential footprint is etched into the fabric of South Africa's media landscape, having collaborated with industry giants such as Creamer Media and hard-hitting publications like Caxton, solidifying her status as a true expert in the field. Leah also excels in the realm of public relations, skillfully crafting narratives and fostering strategic connections to amplify brand presence and drive impactful communication. Leah's current focus on engineering-centric news showcases not only her expertise but also her ability to curate and monitor content across social media platforms, exemplifying her commitment to staying at the forefront of media trends. Additionally, she actively engages in producing webinars and videos, further contributing to the dynamic landscape of media and technology.

Round vs Flat Earth: The Mystery Extends to EIT’s Ambassadors  

July 9, 2024 10:11 am
The Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) actively hosts discussions, webinars, and seminars on industry trends. One ongoing topic of interest that has been circulating has been the debate over whether the Earth is spherical or flat.  Earth in Space Early Greek thinkers hypothesized that the Earth was round and accurately...Read More

Month Two: EIT’s Photo Challenge Continues

July 2, 2024 8:31 pm
On 7 May 2024, the Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) launched its first-ever photo challenge.   In The Running for Victory   Following our conversations with some of our initial participants and their photographic submissions, Learnmore and Savonnah, we now turn to Edward Nyamande and Angelo Taladtad for their perspectives.  What is...Read More

The Conspiracies of the Baltimore Bridge Collapse

July 2, 2024 5:57 pm
The Baltimore bridge in Maryland collapsed in March this year. It was a tragic event as it involved loss of life.  Despite the trauma, the internet buzzed with discussions after the collapse of the bridge, also known as the Francis Scott Key Bridge.   Across social media, people speculated that the...Read More

Apple Issues Global Spyware Alerts: What You Need to Know

July 1, 2024 4:06 pm
In a global landscape increasingly fraught with digital threats and geopolitical tensions, Apple has taken a proactive stance by issuing urgent notifications to iPhone users in 92 countries.   Earlier this year, Apple took a cautionary step by issuing threat notifications to iPhone users in 92 countries, alerting them to potential...Read More

Exciting EIT Workshops and Conferences Ahead  

July 1, 2024 3:36 pm
In a few days, Perth and Johannesburg will play host to a series of highly anticipated workshops and conferences designed to enhance professional knowledge and skills across various technical domains.   These workshops and conferences, organized by the Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) and IDC Technologies, promise to deliver valuable insights...Read More

EIT’s Mistreselasie Abate’s Path to Community Empowerment  

June 25, 2024 5:17 pm
Based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) student, Mistreselasie Abate, has made it his duty to not only give back to the community but to foster exemplary humanitarian efforts in Dubai and South Sudan.   Mistreselasie Abate's journey from studying at EIT to leading significant infrastructure projects...Read More

EIT Student Turned Lecturer: The Evolution of Basanta Giri  

June 25, 2024 4:57 pm
We often hear stories of Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) graduates who pursue careers in trend-setting engineering firms after their studies. But what about those who study at EIT and then return as respected lecturers to inspire new generations of engineers? Enter Basanta Giri. Exclusive Interview with Basanta Giri   Basanta Giri...Read More

A Hero with a Lifesaving Legacy  

June 13, 2024 3:00 pm
Meet James Mackay, the Technology Manager at the Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT), also known as a hero. His journey is nothing short of inspiring, and it's about time the world heard his story.  Blood donations have been around for the longest time. But why is donating blood significant?  It...Read More

3D Printing: Technology, Applications, and Future Prospects 

June 7, 2024 1:25 pm
In this insightful blog, we investigate the transformative field of additive manufacturing.   The Engineering Institute of Technology’s (EIT) senior Mechanical Engineering on-campus lecturer and the Doctor of Engineering Research Coordinator, Dr. Vishal Sharma, provides a demonstration of 3D printing from its fundamental principles to its diverse applications across industries.   With extensive experience...Read More

Are You Ready for a Skyscraper on Mars? 

June 5, 2024 3:55 pm
Would you have ever imagined witnessing the construction of a building on Mars during our lifetime? Recent studies reveal that scientists have discovered potential solutions to kickstart building not just on Mars, but also on the Moon!  Last September, EIT explored Elon Musk's Mars Project, which is focused on the...Read More

From Engineer to Manager

June 5, 2024 3:24 pm
The transition from a technical role to a managerial position is a significant career milestone. Engineers possess valuable technical expertise, problem-solving skills, and analytical abilities, making them well-suited for leadership roles. However, ascending to a managerial position requires more than just technical prowess. It demands a blend of leadership qualities,...Read More

Innovative Projects for Final Year Mechanical Engineering Students  

June 3, 2024 5:45 pm
Final year students require sound guidance to achieve their ultimate objectives. These objectives revolve around successfully completing their academic journey, which hinges on the creation of an exceptional final year project. This project will undergo evaluation based on specific criteria, ultimately determining their graduation outcome.   Why Having a Great Final...Read More

EIT’s Thrilling Photo Challenge Kicks Off! 

June 3, 2024 5:17 pm
On 7 May 2024, the Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) unveiled its inaugural photo challenge, sparking immediate interest from our followers. Among the first to eagerly join the competition were Learnmore Kufandada and Savonnah Frank.  EIT Students in The Running to Win   As Learnmore and Savonnah were the first...Read More

EIT’s Diverse Array of Laboratories and Their Stories

May 13, 2024 4:32 pm
This article explores the various types of laboratories available at Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT), including virtual, remote, and physical labs. These facilities provide students with their applied learning, bridging the gap between theory and practice. At EIT, lecturers and instructors are dedicated to acquainting students with real-world challenges which the laboratory...Read More

Artificial Intelligence for Braille  

May 8, 2024 3:17 pm
In today's world, artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming a commonplace. Some people like it, while others aren't so sure, having come across it in ChatGPT, virtual assistants and in automation. It is, however, being used more extensively to help people with disabilities.  For generations, individuals with vision impairments have relied...Read More

Developing your Skills by Crossing Borders  

May 8, 2024 2:55 pm
From exposure to diverse cultures and perspectives to the development of a global mindset, international work experience equips engineers with invaluable skills and a competitive edge in today's globalized job market. Let’s look at some of these benefits.   The job outlook for engineers continues to show a high demand for...Read More

Essential Books All Engineers Should Read

May 7, 2024 4:42 pm
In the flurry of daily responsibilities and tasks that engineers tend to, their quest for knowledge must never wane. Amid this hustle and bustle, the simple act of picking up a book can be a gateway to learning, growth and satisfaction.  Reading is one of the best sources to increase...Read More

How the Great Wall of China Stood the Test of Time 

May 6, 2024 3:44 pm
The Great Wall of China stands today as a testament to human ingenuity and perseverance. Stretching over thousands of miles across rugged terrain, this architectural marvel has captured the imagination of people around the world for centuries.   But how was this wall built? Who built it and how long did...Read More

EIT To Host a Networking Session with Alumni  

May 3, 2024 6:02 pm
As July approaches, we reflect on the vibrant community of Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) alumni. With diverse talents, experiences, and expertise spread across the globe, there's an exciting opportunity to reconnect, share insights, and foster professional connections.  EIT is considering hosting a networking session exclusively for EIT alumni during...Read More

EIT Launches a Food and Blanket Drive in South Africa 

April 23, 2024 3:18 pm
As the chill of winter approaches, the Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) South Africa office is gearing up for a meaningful initiative to support those in need.   EIT and the Community   At EIT, giving back to the community is firmly fixed into our core values and ethos. We recognize that...Read More

EIT Graduate Irvin Chikeya’s Story in the Community 

April 23, 2024 2:53 pm
Driven by a keen desire to advance his engineering skills, Irvin Chikeya embarked on his Master of Engineering (Industrial Automation) degree with the Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT). As a full-time customer support engineer by day and a dedicated student by night, Irvin also dedicated his time to giving back...Read More

Education Hubs – Part of EIT’s Global Expansion 

April 23, 2024 2:25 pm
The Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) has set its sights on global expansion, aiming to establish a stronger presence across continents. From its roots in Australia, venturing into the United States, United Kingdom, and Africa reflects EIT's mission to broaden its reach and impact.   EIT is first and foremost an interactive, online...Read More

Engineering Projects Set to Be Completed in 2024 

April 12, 2024 8:06 pm
2024 promises to be a year of significant milestones. Spanning the globe, these engineering projects offer a glimpse into the future of urban landscapes and infrastructure development.   As we approach the completion of several significant global construction projects, it's important to recognize the immense effort and collaboration involved.   These endeavors...Read More

10 of the World’s Tallest Buildings  

April 12, 2024 6:09 pm
As our cities grow and change, there's a constant fascination with pushing boundaries skyward. It's a testament to our collective imagination and engineering brilliance. As the years pass by, we are witnessing some of the most remarkable feats (and tallest buildings) of architecture ever conceived.   The history of architecture stretches...Read More

Will Drivers Adopt New Machine Learning Tool for Predicting Car Crashes?

April 12, 2024 5:02 pm
As car crashes continue to rise globally, a study on a machine learning (ML) tool emerges as a vital source for intervention.  With the increasing complexity of road networks and the growing number of vehicles on the roads, traditional methods of accident prevention are proving insufficient.   The study of the...Read More

EIT Shines at The Solar & Storage Live Africa Exhibition

April 3, 2024 1:58 pm
The Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) recently showcased its commitment to renewable energy education and training at Solar & Storage Live Africa 2024, held from 18 to 20 March at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, Johannesburg.   The launch of the Solar & Storage Live Africa underscores a critical need...Read More

Elon Musk’s Neuralink: A Chip That Changes Lives  

March 18, 2024 4:34 pm
Billionaire technologist, Elon Musk founded a start-up called Neuralink in 2016. Neuralink’s aim and objectives are to mesh human brains with Artificial Intelligence (AI). Now, in early 2024, Neuralink has implanted its first brain chip in a human. Who is he? Where is he? And how is he doing? But...Read More

Embarking on EIT’s Orientation Week: A Bright Beginning  

March 18, 2024 1:22 pm
On-Campus Orientation week at the Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) is a pivotal time when new students are welcomed into their next journey of the institution.   It's a week filled with essential information, engaging activities, and opportunities for students to forge connections that will shape their academic and social...Read More

Fireworks Engineering: The Art and Science of Pyrotechnics  

March 15, 2024 6:23 pm
Ever wondered about the process behind making fireworks? These spectacular displays, seen on occasions like New Year's, Diwali, the Fourth of July, and Guy Fawkes Day, as well as personal events like weddings and parties, bring joy and celebration.   But how exactly are they made, and what safety measures are...Read More

Life Before AutoCAD 

March 15, 2024 6:21 pm
Picture this: It’s 1950 and there are no computers, no Wi-Fi connections, and no internet. You have been tasked with designing a new office building. What do you do?   Here's the 1950s approach.  Pen and Paper   An aerial view was captured of the fossilized plan of a Babylonian Castle dating...Read More
Architectural Masterpiece: India’s Ayodhya Ram Temple Opens

Architectural Masterpiece: India’s Ayodhya Ram Temple

February 16, 2024 6:02 pm
After enduring 500 years of legal battles, disputes, and controversies, the majestic Ayodhya Ram Temple stands as a beacon of faith for many. With its grand opening on 22 January 2024, the temple witnessed an influx of half a million people, according to the Information and Public Relations Department of...Read More

Mining and its Underground Equipment 

February 15, 2024 5:56 pm
Mining, a sector that combines unparalleled challenges with extraordinary rewards, stands as a testament to human ingenuity and technological advancement.   Deep within the Earth’s crust, where precious minerals hide, the extraction process relies on sophisticated equipment that pushes the boundaries of engineering.   Life of Mining   Ngwenya Mine Mining has been...Read More

Fly Into The Future: Planes, Helicopters, Drones and Flying Cars 

February 15, 2024 5:27 pm
We believed the world was progressing swiftly with technology and artificial intelligence, but the idea of flying cars was just that, an idea. While imagination previously revolved around helicopters and airplanes, the creative mind has now turned the concept of flying cars into a reality.  The History of Flight: From...Read More

EIT Perth Campus Expands: More Room and More Opportunities

February 15, 2024 3:24 pm
The Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) is proud to announce the acquisition of a new property for an expanded campus area which will bring about more opportunities. After two years of anticipation, we are delighted to open the doors to our extended facilities.  EIT Perth Campus Expands: 6 and 8...Read More

2024 with EIT  

January 22, 2024 2:24 pm
As the world evolves rapidly, educational institutions are tasked with preparing students for future challenges and opportunities. At the forefront of this mission is the Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT), where Deputy Dean Indumathi V (Indu) is spearheading initiatives to enhance the academic landscape and equip students with cutting-edge skills. ...Read More

Engineering Resolutions for 2024: Tips and Tricks 

January 10, 2024 6:02 pm
As we stand on the cusp of a new year, engineers are contemplating their professional aspirations and setting resolutions to navigate the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.   Crafting meaningful resolutions is a powerful way to focus on growth and development, regardless of whether you're a seasoned professional or a...Read More

Pi-Pop Revolutionizes E-Bikes with Battery-Free Innovation

January 9, 2024 6:59 pm
In a groundbreaking move towards sustainable transportation, French entrepreneur Adrien Lelièvre has unveiled the Pi-Pop e-bike, a two-wheeler that shuns conventional lithium batteries in favor of a supercapacitor.   The innovative design not only addresses the environmental impact associated with traditional e-bike batteries but also offers a slew of advantages over...Read More

Top 10 Engineering Careers of 2024  

January 8, 2024 4:01 pm
Glimpsing the dawn of 2024 reveals fresh possibilities, new starts, and improved choices.  Beyond the satisfaction of shaping the future, engineering offers impressive financial rewards. The diverse field caters to various interests and specialties, each with its unique salary range and growth potential.   Now is the ideal moment to...Read More

Our Students Triumph: EIT Africa Graduation 2023 

December 22, 2023 3:36 pm
On 7 December 2023, at the CedarWoods of Sandton, the Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) held a graduation ceremony that brought together proud graduates from the vocational and higher education sectors, in leadership and across the gamut of engineering disciplines.  The Graduation Proceedings   Terry Cousins Terry Cousins, with a long...Read More
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EIT Achieves Renewal of Registration as an Institute of Higher Education and Self-Accrediting Authority from TEQSA

December 19, 2023 4:49 pm
Perth, 12/12/2023 – The Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) is delighted to announce the successful approval of its application for the renewal of registration as an Institute of Higher Education and the attainment of Self-Accrediting Authority (SAA) from the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA), the Australian Government’s independent...Read More
EIT's dean of engineering, Dr. Steve Mackay, reflects on a dynamic 2023 and unveils 2024 plans

EIT Dean Dr. Steve Mackay Reflects on a Dynamic 2023 and Unveils 2024 Plans

December 14, 2023 8:26 pm
As 2023 draws to a close, Dr. Steve Mackay, the Dean of Engineering at the Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT), unveils plans for the new year and in a heartfelt year-end wrap-up message expressing gratitude for the tireless dedication of EIT teams globally and the commitment of online and on-campus...Read More

The Renowned Fifth Industrial Revolution and Engineering  

December 14, 2023 6:36 pm
The ongoing wave of industrial revolutions, marked by changes in technology, shapes our societies. From steam engines in the First Industrial Revolution to the global connectivity of the Fourth, we now stand on the brink of the Fifth Industrial Revolution (5IR).   Unlike its predecessors, 5IR prioritizes collaboration between humans and...Read More
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The Crucial Role of Workplace Well-Being for Engineers 

December 1, 2023 6:44 pm
In the fast-paced and demanding world of engineering, the significance of prioritizing the well-being of engineers in the workplace cannot be overstated.   Engineers are the architects of progress, and their mental and physical health directly influences the quality of their work, creativity, and overall job satisfaction.  Fostering employee well-being is...Read More

The Evolving Landscape of Digital Skills in Engineering 

November 30, 2023 9:04 pm
The engineering sector continues to expand and grow. As the world advances, the global shortage of skills becomes more apparent, and engineers do not always have the most up-to-date digital skills.   Engineering organizations are investing heavily in digital technologies but according to recent reports and surveys, employers don’t have the...Read More

Distinguished Graduate Achieving Academic Excellence Award 2023  

November 30, 2023 6:48 pm
Embarking on a journey of academic excellence is a pursuit fueled by personal goals and an unyielding passion for learning.   Currently working and residing in Zambia, Southern Africa, is the recipient of the prestigious Academic Excellence Award, Hendrik van Heerden who shares insights into the motivations, challenges, and triumphs that...Read More

Celebrating Success: EIT Graduation 2023 

November 9, 2023 8:37 pm
The Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) held its Graduation Ceremony at the State Reception Centre, Frasers – Kings Park in Perth, Western Australia on Thursday, 2 November 2023. In case you missed it, we bring you up to speed on some highlights from the auspicious annual event.  EIT’s Victorious Champions  ...Read More
EIT Academic Winners

EIT’s 2023 Teaching Excellence Awards: Hailing Heroes of HE and VET 

November 9, 2023 8:29 pm
In academia, excellence is a cherished standard, and the commemoration of educators who embody this benchmark is a true delight.   The recipients of the 2023 Engineering Institute of Technology’s (EIT) Teaching Excellence Awards in Higher Education (HE) and Vocational Education and Training (VET) have been announced.   Dr Hadi Harb...Read More
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The Thrilling Engineering Behind Formula 1 Cars  

October 30, 2023 8:40 pm
Formula 1, often referred to as the pinnacle of motorsport, is a sport that blends cutting-edge engineering with exceptional driving talent.   At the heart of this captivating racing event are the Formula 1 cars, which represent the zenith of automotive engineering. These cars are marvels of modern technology, designed to...Read More
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The Best Study Methods for Engineering Students 

October 27, 2023 7:05 pm
Engineering is a demanding field, with its complex problem-solving and intricate concepts. To excel in this discipline, students need effective study methods that go beyond simply cramming before exams.   Different study methods are important because they cater to the diverse learning styles and needs of students. Not everyone absorbs information...Read More
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The Remarkable 5th Australian Low Voltage Conference: A Recap 

October 27, 2023 5:09 pm
The 5th Australian Low Voltage Conference, held on 20 and 21 September 2023, at the Novotel Darling Square in Sydney, proved to be a resounding success.   With a total of 75 attendees and the generous support of sponsors, the event surpassed expectations.  Attendees had the opportunity to explore a wide...Read More